In Idaho, driving under the influence (DUI) is normally a misdemeanor. But a third DUI can be a felony if the driver's two prior convictions were within the past ten years.
Here are some of the more common consequences and penalties of a third DUI conviction in Idaho.
Idaho law sets the minimum and maximum penalties for a third DUI. And the judge generally determines the specific penalties within the allowable ranges.
A third DUI conviction is a class C felony and generally carries up to ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000. However, the penalties can be more severe if the driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .20% or more or caused injuries or deaths.
The court reports all DUI convictions to the Department of Transportation. For most third-offense DUIs, the state will revoke the driver's license for one year. Following the revocation, the driver will also be required to have an installed ignition interlock device (IID) for another year.
If you've been arrested for driving under the influence in Idaho, talk to a DUI lawyer as soon as possible. The consequences of a DUI are serious, especially if you have prior convictions. A qualified DUI attorney can tell you how the law applies to your case and help you decide on how best to handle your situation.